Leland Sonier, Sr., 72, of Orange, passed away Sept. 14, in Orange.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, Sept. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Buna.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday Sept. 17 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Vinton, Louisiana, on Nov. 24, 1941, He was the son of Vores Sonier and Lucille (Pruitt) Sonier. Leland was a retired truck driver.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Vores and Lucille Sonier; wife, Betty Sonier; brothers, Floyd Sonier, Edward Sonier, and Jerry Wayne Sonier.

He is survived by his children, Leland Sonier, Jr. and wife, Cindy of Orange, Ricky Sonier and wife, Connie of Spring; grandchildren, Michael Sonier, Mathew Sonier, Misty Sonier, and Blake Sonier; great-grandchildren, Kaiden Zavadil, Madison Sonier, and Preston Sonier; brothers, L. J. Sonier, Dudley Sonier; and his half-sister, Gladys Martin.